TURKEY > Fan invasion, odd ball interruption mar Kasımpaşa vs Beşiktaş clash

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Kasımpaşa rallied to beat Beşiktaş 2-1 in an eventful Spor Toto Super League match between the two Istanbul teams on  Dec. 15.

The win means Kasımpaşa now stands firm on second spot with 30 points, eight behind runaway leader Fenerbahçe. Galatasaray, who was held to a 1-1 draw at Gençlerbirliği earlier Dec. 15, is third with 27 points and Beşiktaş slipped to fourth with 26 points.  

Two second half goals helped Kasımpaşa beat the Black Eagles, but the game is likely to be remembered with a couple of incidents other than the goals.

In the 81st minute, a fan invaded the pitch and tried to attack Beşiktaş midfielder Manuel Fernandes. First taken down by Kasımpaşa players after managing to kick Fernandes, the invader, while on the ground, was then hit by Beşiktaş's Hugo Almeida and Ramon Motta. Almeida and Motta were sent off by the referee.  

Beşiktaş started the game fast, and took the lead only on the third minute, thanks to Almeida. The Portuguese ace had the chance to double Beşiktaş's lead in the 30th minute, but his shot was blocked by Kasımpaşa's Ryan Donk, who held another ball thrown to the pitch, and threw it to hamper Almeida's effort. The Dutch player changed the course of the play with his illegal interruption, but the referee only showed him the yellow card and refused to award Beşiktaş a penalty.  

The second half saw Kasımpaşa fight back and score two goals. Halil Çolak scored right after the return from the interval and Argentinian Ezequiel Scarione netted the ball in the 71st minute.

Beşiktaş's efforts to equalize the game did not come to fruition and the 81st minute saw just another fracas that could cause both teams to be slammed with penalties.  Motta and Almeida are almost sure to be given penalties, while Kasımpaşa could face a stadium closure ban due to the fan invasion at the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium.

Beşiktaş has had its faire share of stadium bans, having copped a ban that lasted four games, only able to play behind closed doors due to crowd troubles during its Galatasaray derby.  

Ironically, Beşiktaş is playing most of its home games at Kasımpaşa's stadium this season due to its İnönü Stadium renovation plan.


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12/16/2013 3:48:10 PM

It wasn't a good point for GS, Apurv Danke. 3 points would've been good; 1 point only to widened the gap bw us and FB. Once again a defensive error led to us conceding a goal, and once again we wasted too many opportunities. We have to address these issues urgently prior to the Chelsea game (I'm not too hopeful on us winning the league). What a weird game the BJK game was. The red cards were correct, as, unfortunately, was the no penalty and Donk's yellow. I think BJK will lose their appeal.

Recep Ozel

12/16/2013 2:12:47 PM

It seemed the gods were against Besiktas, and the decisions in the game didn't make sense at all.. The ref was blowing his whistle against besiktas for no reason through the whole game, there was that incident where the kasimpasa player threw another ball onto the ball stopping a goal opportunity for besiktas but only got a yellow card and not even a penalty for bjk, and then we had the crazy fan run onto the pitch and attack fernandes of all bjk players.. Ever since Gezi, things have changed..

Apurv Danke

12/16/2013 7:29:44 AM

I think Canary has his wishes fulfilled now that Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Kasimpasa got their article on HDN, and till now there is no article on Gala's 1-1 draw with Genclerbirligi, even though their match ended prior to the BJK-Pasa game. Dont know how BJK are managing to lose games even though they only have the league to play for. Gala were clearly suffering from the exertions of the Juve match and were quite slow. Still it was a good point

Çılgın Kanarya

12/15/2013 10:42:15 PM

Almeida & Motta fully deserved their red cards. If their teammate Fernandes had still been under attack at the moment they intervened, my opinion may have been different, but 5 or 6 Kasımpaşa players instantly pinned the pitch invader down, completely disabling any threat, yet the 2 mentioned players still took it upon themselves to wade in & kick him, as if it was a free for all. The ref was left with no choice but to dismiss them. The 'fan' may be crazy, but they're professional footballers.

Çılgın Kanarya

12/15/2013 10:29:20 PM

I watched this in my local pub. From a political point of view, I should've been backing BJK against Tayyip's neighbourhood sycophants, but sorry, Kasımpaşa are highly unlikely to be pushing FB for the title come May, unlike BJK & 6S, so my club loyalties won the day & I cheered for Paşa, lol. As for the fan incident, there's more light needs shedding on this yet. The guy emerged from the home (Kasımpaşa) stand, wearing a concealed BJK t-shirt, & then attacked Fernandes of BJK! I don't get it!
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